Why do examinations cause so much anxiety even to those who have already studied thoroughly? Many of our fears are based on wrong beliefs about tests in general, and these myths unfortunately prevent us from faring well. Be aware of the following myths about exams and see if you agreeISACA CISM:
Nothing is wasted if you’ve tried your best. Many exams are graded subjectively and there’s no reason for you to punish yourself over it. Besides, you have retained valuable information while studying and you can always take the exams again, that time with more knowledge on what will be taken up.
Are examiners going to pick your answers apart? Most likely not; in fact, they understand the pressures that an exam-taker goes through and usually go out of their way to deliberately seek out what’s good in the answer you have given.
The more important thing to keep in mind is that the person checking your paper would be pleased with a show of effort, so even if you don’t know the proper procedure, try your best to put together all the principles you’ve learned and come up with an educated guess and an evident effort to attempt a solution.
At the late revision stages, there’s no use worrying about what you weren’t able to cover. By then it would be too late to cram too much stuff in your head. However, with the remaining time that you have, choose the material for last-minute revision wisely. First, don’t bother reading on the subject matter that hasn’t been taken up – that won’t be included. Second, brush up on the things that are more likely to come up on the exam.